5 Ways to Secure Wi-Fi Networks

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Wi-Fi is one entry-point hackers can use to get into your network without setting foot inside your building because wireless is much more open to eavesdroppers than wired networks, which means you have to be more diligent about security. But there’s a lot more to Wi-Fi security than just setting…


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Why hackers love your Wi-Fi (and how to protect it)

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Wi-Fi hacking is all fun and games until somebody hacks the Wi-Fi on a roller coaster. That’s a lesson one professional security researcher found out the hard way. Several years ago at Disneyland, the roller coaster car he was riding was click-click-clacking its way along its track until it abruptly…


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The Dangerous Reason Why You Should Never, Ever Use Public Wi-Fi

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Hackers are only the beginning of your troubles—and even busy coffee shops and brand-name hotel networks aren’t safe. Thanks to expensive data overage fees, you might be tempted to log onto that free public Wi-Fi service while you’re out and about. Don’t let convenience outweigh the consequences, though. “Think about…


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Free Wi-Fi has driven 88% of Canadians to put their personal info at risk

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A strong Wi-Fi signal is one major factor that helps Canadians decide where they want to stay when they go away for long weekends, said a risk report released by Norton last month. And while a hefty majority of Canadians believe their information is safe while using public Wi-Fi networks…


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Apple issues cyber warning for iPhone users, issues security patch

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Apple issued a new warning after a new hacking threat. The tech giant says there is a new cyber threat, but has taken steps to thwart the attack. FOX Business Network’s Tracee Carrasco reports, “Apple has now issued a critical security patch for all iOS devices and for Mac computers…


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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

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Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years,…


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Stay safe online this summer, watch out for fake WiFi networks

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Better Business Bureau warns if you are traveling this summer and taking advantage of free WiFi, double check before connecting your device. Scammers use fake WiFi hotspots to steal personal information or gain access to your device. “Say you’re at a coffee shop, airport, hotel lobby, or other public place,…


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Safety tips for using public Wi-Fi

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Q: What can I do to be safe when using public Wi-Fi? The convenience of accessing public Wi-Fi networks has become somewhat of an expectation when we’re away from our primary home and work connections, but it’s important to understand the risks. Anytime you share a connection with strangers, whether…


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Wi-Fi security when Traveling – Tips & Precautions to take

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Cyber security is not just securing your PC & mobile devices from the Trojans and Malware attacks; it is more about securing your networks. You need to secure every party of your network. A free and open public Wi-Fi usually brings a smile on everyone’s face, but the fact is…


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Trump properties vulnerable to Wi-Fi attacks

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President Trump has been criticised for many things since taking office in January. The latest: Wi-Fi. In May a joint report by ProPublica and Gizmodo showed that US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club could be accessed by “any decent hacker”. Mar-A-Lago has been deemed the “Winter White House,” with regular…


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Router hack risk ‘not limited to Virgin Media’

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A weakness that left thousands of Virgin Media routers vulnerable to attack also affects devices by other providers, security experts suggest. Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 was criticised for using short default passwords that could easily be cracked by attackers. But experts raised concerns that older routers provided by BT,…


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How To Protect Your Router From Hackers

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According to recently leaked documents, the CIA has been hacking numerous Wi-Fi routers to monitor a wide range of users for years. The files point to the CIA’s hacking body called Engineering Development Group, whose members have been allegedly targeting home, office, and public devices. Notably, one part of the documents (PDF)…


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CIA has been hacking into Wi-Fi routers for years, leaked documents show

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Leaked secret documents have revealed that the CIA has been targeting and compromising home, office, and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance. The documents, which could not be immediately verified, are part of an ongoing series of leaks released by the website WikiLeaks,…


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Cyber security is topic at chamber luncheon

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Black-hat hackers don’t need your computer to hack your personal or professional system anymore; instead many cyber thieves are using your wireless printer to gain access to all of your files. This subject, along with a presentation from Aon Cyber Risk Insurance, brought this very real fear to the forefront…


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Thousands exposed to hackers by Wi-Fi routers

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Security researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities affecting a range of Wi-Fi routers. Both “high-risk” and “low-risk” issues have been uncovered in more than 20 different Linksys router models, over 7,000 of which were “exposed on the internet” when the research was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2016….


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Hackers attacking WordPress sites via home routers

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Administrators of sites using the popular blogging platform WordPress face a new challenge: hackers are launching coordinated brute-force attacks on the administration panels of WordPress sites via unsecured home routers, according to a report on Bleeping Computer. Once they’ve gained access, the attackers can guess the password for the page…


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Google Researcher Reveals Flaw In Android And iOS That Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

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No software is 100 percent watertight. A serious bug can pop up anytime that will leave your devices vulnerable. Just like what a Google Project Zero researcher has discovered. Gal Beniamini found a serious security flaw in Wi-Fi chipsets of both iOS and Android systems that allows hackers to invade…


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iPhone Owners Beware, Your Smartphones Can Be Hacked Using Wi-Fi

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iPhone owners take heed. A security expert relayed that it is possible for hackers to gain access to Apple’s famed smartphones through a Wi-Fi connection. An iOS device can be remotely exploited by simply joining a Wi-Fi network and using it to bypass the iOS Sandbox. The hack was described…


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Wireless networks provide hackers avenue of attack

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Four years ago, Coast Guard officers boarded a rust-colored oil tanker while it was moored in Wisconsin’s Fox River. The officers found antennas and computer devices running an automated attack against a local wireless network as it was docked near an oil terminal in the Port of Green Bay, according…


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D-Link resolves enterprise switch hacker risk

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D-Link has resolved an authentication bypass flaw in one of its enterprise switches. Flaws in the vendor’s DGS-1510 enterprise switch kit, discovered by security researchers Varang Amin and Aditya Sood, were resolved with a firmware update (pdf advisory here). Left unresolved, the security bug can create an unauthenticated command bypass…


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